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Book Club Brunch – Chapter 4

Book Club Brunch – Chapter 4

Hello Imaginary friends,

We hit a bit of a landmark, and I didn’t even realize it!!

Back when we hit our 50th post, I did a little update on my reading goals for the year, mentioning that I was way ahead on my goal of reading 30 books before my 30th birthday. Well, it’s been a little over 3 months since then, we’ve officially hit our 100th post, and I can report that I’ve officially passed 30 books! Yay!

So, since I bypassed an opportunity to give you a reading progress recap, here’s a quick recap of everything I’ve read in my 29th year:

  1. Outlander, by Diana Gabladon (our review)
  2. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, by Carrie Brownstein (our review)
  3. Men Explain Things to Me, by Rebecca Solnit
  4. Watership Down, by Richard Adams (our review)
  5. The Conjure Woman, by Charles Waddel Chestnutt (our review)
  6. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (our review)
  7. Funny Girl, by Nick Hornby (our #ReadWithIBC post)
  8. The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore (our review)
  9. Yummy: The Last Days of Southside Shorty, by G. Neri
  10. Killing and Dying, by Adrian Tomine
  11. The Professor’s House, by Willa Cather
  12. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (our #ReadWithIBC post)
  13. Grace & Style, by Grace Helbig
  14. Lovely, Dark, Deep, by Joyce Carol Oates (our review)
  15. The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro (our #ReadWithIBC post)
  16. Sex Criminals, Vol. 1, by Matt Fraction
  17. Lumberjanes, Vol. 1, by Noelle Stevenson (our review)
  18. Radiance, by Catherynne M. Valente (our ranting review)
  19. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, by Jes Baker
  20. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes (our #ReadWithIBC post)
  21. Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson
  22. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, by Douglas Adams
  23. The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson
  24. The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson
  25. The Madwoman Upstairs, by Catherine Lowell
  26. The Martian, by Andy Weir (our review)
  27. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
  28. Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday, by Christine Reilly
  29. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty (our #ReadWithIBC post)
  30. The Christie Curse, by Victoria Abbott (my musings on cozy cat mysteries)
  31. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
  32. Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin
  33. I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan

Yep, went a little ham with reading this year. And now I’m stuck in a rut with Carol and Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt for our book club. I cannot wait to discuss the book with y’all in a couple weeks!

How has your progress been on this month’s pick?


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Whitney is the founder and one of the speediest readers behind Imaginary Book Club; delivering weekly book reviews, monthly favorites, and frequent recommended book lists with a side order of overwrought musings. After forming and joining book clubs in every city she lived in, Whitney finally decided to take the fun online to connect with fellow introverts who are also longing for a way to connect.


  1. Whitney

    So, I finished The Price of Salt late last night. I am not sure I’m a fan. We’ll be having our discussiondiscussion post next week, but I would live a preview of what y’all think!

  2. Whitney

    Also, any suggestions for our next read? I have a few ideas, but would live to have your input!!

  3. Bev

    I’m done with The Price of Salt and can’t wait to tell you all what I thought!!


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